Federal Court dismisses defamation action brought by Racing NSW CEO Peter V’landys AM against the ABC and journalist Caro Meldrum-Hanna

17 May 2021

The action concerned the broadcast of a special investigation into the horse racing industry in Australia during an episode of the news and current affairs program, 7.30: “The Final Race: The dark side of the horse racing industry”.

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ACCC claim that Google misled Android users upheld by the Federal Court

20 April 2021

These important proceedings before the Federal Court were determined in a judgment published on 16 April 2021.

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Banco Barristers featured in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers

19 April 2021

Banco Chambers congratulates its 19 barristers featured in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers.

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Banco Chambers adopts Workplace Conduct Policy

25 March 2021

Our new Workplace Conduct Policy reaffirms our commitment to ensuring respect and safety in the workplace

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Tim Breakspear featured in Doyles Guide to Leading Construction and Infrastructure Barristers

22 March 2021

Tim Breakspear has been listed as a preeminent practitioner for the seventh consecutive year.

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ACICA publishes 2020 Arbitration Report

17 March 2021

The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration has released its 2020 Arbitration report on the current state of play of arbitration in Australia.

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Andrew Coleman SC appointed judge of the NSW District Court

25 February 2021

Banco Chambers warmly congratulates Andrew Coleman on his well deserved appointment.

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Legal 500 recognises Banco Chambers expertise

14 January 2021

Twelve Banco Chambers members were listed in the Legal 500 Guide

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Banco holiday hours

22 December 2020

From 11 - 15 January Banco Chambers is open from 8.30am - 5.30pm each day. For any enquiries outside of these hours please contact the Clerk, Jeh Coutinho - 0422 499 580 or

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Banco Chamber excels in Chambers & Partners 2021 Guide

16 December 2020

The Chambers & Partners 2021 Guide to the Australian Bar features 17 Banco barristers across a range of areas.

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Chelmsford doctors case dismissed by the Federal Court

26 November 2020

Tom Blackburn SC and Anais d'Arville successfully defended defamation proceedings brought by two doctors in relation to the use of "Deep Sleep Therapy" at the Chelmsford Psychiatric Hospital in the 1960s and 70s.

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Robert Newlinds SC acts for the plaintiffs in successfully settled class action against Clive Palmer

26 November 2020

300 owners of time share villas at the Palmer Coolum resort in Queensland have successfully settled a long running dispute with resort owner Clive Palmer.

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Kristen Deards SC featured in Doyles Guide to leading tax barristers

4 November 2020

Banco Chambers congratulates Kristen Deards SC on her inclusion in the Doyles Guide to leading tax barristers in NSW.

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Anne Horvath listed in Doyles Guide

23 October 2020

Anne has been acknowledged as a preeminent counsel in professional indemnity matters by the Doyles Guide to the Legal Profession

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Strata by-law providing a blanket ban on pets invalidated by NSW Court of Appeal

12 October 2020

Robert Newlinds and Robert Pietriche appeared for the successful appellant in a challenge to the validity of a by-law that provided a blanket ban on pets in the Horizon Apartment Complex.

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Three Banco barristers appointed Senior Counsel

30 September 2020

James Emmett, Jonathon Redwood, and Christopher Withers were each appointed Senior Counsel today.

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8 Banco barristers featured in Doyles Guide to Australia’s Leading Competition Law Barristers

15 September 2020

Banco Chambers' expertise in competition law matters was recognised in the most recent edition of Doyles Guide to Australia's Leading Competition Law Barristers

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Jonathon Redwood and Tim Breakspear recognised in Whos Who Legal 2020

19 August 2020

Jonathon Redwood and Tim Breakspear's arbitration experience and expertise has been acknowledged in the 2020 edition of Whos Who Legal.

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Four Banco Barristers featured in Doyles Guide to Arbitration barristers

16 July 2020

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NSW Supreme Court issues new practice note for matters in the professional negligence list

30 June 2020

The Court has issued a new practice note for the case management of matters in its Professional Negligence List which changes to the way matters in the list will be run. 

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Full Federal Court decides “flushable wipes” appeal

17 June 2020

Banco barristers appeared in an important appeal to the Full Federal Court concerning the operation of the Australian Consumer Law in relation to “flushable” wipes.

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Banco Chambers’ barristers featured in Doyles Guide to Insolvency & Restructuring barristers

12 June 2020

12 Banco Barristers are featured in the 2020 edition of Doyles Guide to Insolvency & Restructuring barristers in NSW

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In person and online practice at Banco Chambers

2 June 2020

Selected in person hearings have resumed while online court continues.

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23 Banco Barristers featured in Doyles Guide to NSW Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Barristers

1 June 2020

Banco Chambers congratulates its members for their strong showing in the 2020 edition of Doyles Guide to NSW Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Barristers

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Banco barristers act in significant arbitration-related appeal

22 May 2020

The Western Australian Court of Appeal recently delivered judgment in Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd v DFD Rhodes Pty Ltd [2020] WASCA 77. The decision illustrates the difficulties parties to an arbitration agreement may have in keeping a dispute within the confines of confidential arbitration, where the dispute involves non-parties to the arbitration agreement.

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Courts move towards resumption of in-person hearings

21 May 2020

There were important developments this week with a number of courts in New South Wales announcing their plans to resume in-person hearings in the near future, although some of the technological solutions embraced in recent months may become part of the court’s ongoing practices.

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Banco Chambers introduces COVID 19 page

11 May 2020

A COVID 19 Page has been introduced to our website to collect all the latest news and resources in relation to COVID 19.

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Banco Chambers delivers virtual practice CPD to the profession

4 May 2020

Banco Chambers' barristers have been sharing their experiences of virtual practice in an online CPD and have been appearing in new matters arising from the outbreak of COVID 19.

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Virtual Hearings In Practice

20 April 2020

Final hearings are increasingly proceeding with virtual courtroom technology.

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Virtual practice continues at Banco Chambers

6 April 2020

Since our last update, we have seen arrangements made in an increasing number of cases for final hearings and appeals to take place by videolink, including in large and complex matters.

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Banco Chambers goes virtual

30 March 2020

While Banco Chambers remains open and operational at 60 Martin Place, Sydney, in the face of increasingly severe restrictions upon physical appearances in courts and tribunals until COVID-19 is resolved, Members of Banco Chambers are enthusiastically embracing all alternative means of appearance to keep matters moving through interlocutory stages towards settlement/mediation or final hearing/judgment.

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Banco Chambers remains open

25 March 2020

Banco Chambers is open and operating during these difficult times.

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Banco Chambers Launches New Website

4 March 2020

Banco Chambers is pleased to launch a new website in conjunction with its recent relocation to 60 Martin Place.

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Banco Chambers Open for Business at 60 Martin Place

4 March 2020

In January 2020 Banco Chambers successfully completed its relocation to Levels 15 and 16 of the newly completed office development at 60 Martin Place, Sydney.

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